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Gaps in Land Policy Could Stall Uganda Pipeline

Uganda has just finalized a deal to build a pipeline to Tanzania’s Tanga port, a deal that brings the country a step closer to exploiting its vast oil reserves. But gaps in land governance law could stand in the way. In the part of western Uganda known locally as the Lake Albertine region, land grabs and evictions have become common. Disputes over the oil-rich area, which will be the starting point for the pipeline, have been the subject of increasing litigation. There are no laws that...

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